What is another word for monologist?

56 synonyms found


[ mˈɒnə͡ʊlˌɒd͡ʒɪst], [ mˈɒnə‍ʊlˌɒd‍ʒɪst], [ m_ˈɒ_n_əʊ_l_ˌɒ_dʒ_ɪ_s_t]

How to use "Monologist" in context?

A monologist is a performer who recites or pontificates on a single subject or theme. The term is derived from Ancient Greece, where the first monologues were delivered by speakers like Demosthenes, who used them to denounce their political opponents. Monologists typically use a stage or podium to deliver their material, and typically rely on dialogue and dialect to create a humorous or ironic effect.

The monologist's transmission of information can range from dry historical retellings to intimate family narratives. Many monologists also use humor to humanize their subjects and make them more relatable.

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